The mobile offshore wind pioneer Odfjell Oceanwind has entered into a Memorandum of Understandng (MoU) with Siemens Gamesa and Siemens Energy, where Odfjell Oceanwind intends to use their technologies for their Mobile Offshore Wind Units (MOWUs). The intention of the MoU is for the three parties to jointly develop MOWUs with Odfjell Oceanwind’s WindGrid™ hybrid for micro-grids, where emissions could be reduced by up to 70% compared to power generation from gas turbines or diesel engines. The WindGrid™ is intended to utilize Siemens Energy’s BlueVault™ energy storage solution which includes batteries, AC PowerGrids, transformers, switchboards and power control system. Odfjell Oceanwind’s harsh environment semisubmersible MOWUs are intended to use Siemens Gamesa SG 14-222 DD or SG 11.0-200 DD offshore wind turbines, featuring either 14 MW or 11 MW capacities, respectively. The MoU is of non-binding nature.
“Both Siemens Energy and Odfjell OceanWind share a common goal for decarbonizing the energy sector", said Bjørn Einar Brath, Managing director of Siemens Energy AS. “Odfjell Oceanwind’s Mobile Offshore Wind Unit concept represents an innovative and promising solution, whereby our batteries and power control system can help provide safe and reliable energy storage for the wind units.”
“Safely combining current strengths with innovative future solutions is a Siemens Gamesa hallmark. We’re energized by the chance to help develop mobile offshore wind units with Odfjell Oceanwind and Siemens Energy, and the far-reaching opportunities these units could provide. The renewable energy industry continues to undergo a rapid evolution, and we are excited that even with all we as Siemens Gamesa have achieved to date, we feel that we’re just getting just getting started on our offshore journey,” says Marc Becker, Siemens Gamesa Offshore CEO.
About Odfjell Oceanwind
Odfjell Oceanwind develops, owns and operates a fleet of floating Mobile Offshore Wind Units (MOWUs) with the primary purpose of supplying electricity to "off-grid" or "micro-grid" consumers. We operate as a “shipowner” and our MOWUs are provided on a rental basis. Odfjell Oceanwind is part of the Odfjell Group. For more information about Odfjell Oceanwind visit www.odfjell-oceanwind.com.
About Siemens Energy
Siemens Energy is one of the world’s leading energy technology companies. The company works with its customers and partners on energy systems for the future, thus supporting the transition to a more sustainable world. With its portfolio of products, solutions and services, Siemens Energy covers almost the entire energy value chain – from power generation and transmission to storage. The portfolio includes conventional and renewable energy technology, such as gas and steam turbines, hybrid power plants operated with hydrogen, and power generators and transformers. More than 50 percent of the portfolio has already been decarbonized. A majority stake in the listed company Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) makes Siemens Energy a global market leader for renewable energies. An estimated one-sixth of the electricity generated worldwide is based on technologies from Siemens Energy. Siemens Energy employs more than 90,000 people worldwide in more than 90 countries and generated revenue of around €27.5 billion in fiscal year 2020. www.siemens-energy.com.
About Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
Siemens Gamesa unlocks the power of wind. For more than 40 years, we have been a pioneer and leader of the wind industry, and today our team of more than 25,000 colleagues work at the center of the global energy revolution to tackle the most significant challenge of our generation – the climate crisis. With a leading position in onshore, offshore, and service, we engineer, build and deliver powerful and reliable wind energy solutions in strong partnership with our customers. A global business with local impact, we have installed more than 110 GW and provide access to clean, affordable and sustainable energy that keeps the lights on across the world. To find out more, visit www.siemensgamesa.com and connect with us on social media.
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